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Word / Phrase

use

Meaning

O'Brien's dog

n. phr.

One who is all things to everyone

Odd n. phr. Roughly - as in '43' is 40 odd

Odds

n.

Loose change

Offie n. Off License.   Shop, where you can get beer, wine, booze, overpriced sweets, etc
Off yer nut phr. Crazy

Oirish

adj.

Paddyism, excessive or exaggerated display of perceived Irish national characteristics

Old man / lady

n.

Father / Mother

On the batter

phr.

Drinking session

On the hop

vb. phr

Playing truant

On the never never

adj.

Acquired on hire purchase or instalment payments

On the pig's back

phr.

Enjoying good fortune

On the tear

phr

On a spree or a session of extended drinking

One and one

phr.

Fish and chips

Only trotting after

phr.

Outfaced, outsmarted, unable to keep up with

Ossified

adj.

Drunk, intoxicated

Other, the

n. phr

Sexual intercourse

Oul' flower

term of address

Expression of sentimental affection

Oul' son

term of address

Expression of sentimental affection

Oul' stock

term of address

Expression of sentimental affection usually between males

Oulfella / aulfella

n.

Old man, usually father

Ounce

adj.

Small measure

Over

adj.

East

Oxo

adj.

Alright, OK

Oxter / oxther / Oxters 

n. & vb.

Armpit, or to go arm in arm

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